The vision of Paris-in-the-Spring, the center of eternal beauty, culture, and love, submerges in the reality of Black Parisians celebrating the day of liberation from the Nazis.

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Liberté, égalité et fraternité does not apply to the transplants from colonial France.  A Martinique-born woman of French/African descent confides in her American ex-pat friend, dubbed the new Josephine Baker, as she schemes to protect her son and daughter from unsuitable love matches, adultery, an unwanted pregnancy, and murder framed as a suicide.